Research Methods, Field Work, and Data Analysis

Description

Semester one will provide students with an introduction to university-level research methods. Weeks 1-5 will involve a series of lectures outlining the theory and practice of key methods within both Physical and Human Geography. 

The fieldcourse (Week 6) will expose students to the application of methods in the field. 

Weeks 7-11 will develop a critical understanding of research practice through small group work. 

Semester two will provide students with a basic introduction to data analysis and include GIS methods, data analysis and basic statistical training.  

Assessment

Semester 1:

  • 3,000-word (or equivalent) individual field notebook (50%)

Semester 2:

  • Map and 500-word report (25%)
  • Statistical Data Analysis exercise (25%)